My partner, Elan, aka Schmutzie, is writing one post per day on her blog. Is this what they call NaBloPoMo? “Okay,” I say in the empty office to no one and nothing but the knowledge that my partner is doing something interesting, “I can do this too. But only if I put absolutely no effort into it. Otherwise the entire enterprise will collapse under the shadow of its own expectations.”
I know what you’re thinking: how can a shadow be laid atop its source? It makes no sense.*
But as I said, I’m starting this whole thing off on the premise of zero effort. It’s a bottle of smoke, a syringe filled with ghosts, a melodica played by a goat. Wow, I would pay good money to attend a goat melodica concert. A good old one-piece goat orchestra, just like the Bible describes in minute detail (but only if you rearrange the letters).
*You need sturdy pins to fix your shadow to your body, especially if you want it to face the light. It’s a great way of ensuring that you’ll always be in the shade. Comment below if you want a step-by-step guide to shadow pinning!